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Good Spooky Fun!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-14

What did you love best about The Lighthouse (Afternoon Play)?

I enjoyed the old radio show style, and the twist on the traditional "haunted house" story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both characters were well written and performed! Ifan Huw Dafydd's "Griffith" was every bit the pirate voiced, world weary seaman with a taste for vengeance. Paul Rhys was excellent as the conflicted young "Howell".

Which character – as performed by Paul Rhys – was your favorite?

Howell, of course. It was refreshing to enjoy him in a role that was NOT evil or creepy for a change!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes.The story is very eery and suspenseful, with a good plot twist! I have listened to it multiple times.

Any additional comments?

Great sound effects and attention to detail.

A Tragic Beauty!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-14

What made the experience of listening to Perfect the most enjoyable?

Being that this book is narrated by one of my favorite actors, naturally I had to download it. As it turned out, the story itself strangely paralleled my own:The gradual destruction of alcoholism, the death of a parent, losing one's self in grief, and personal growth were all very prominent themes.I don't normally like sad books, but the tears were rather cathartic, and Paul's delivery was so genuine and passionate! So much drama! It was almost too much for me to take in! But I persevered, to discover a beautiful and uplifting conclusion.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Perfect?

Just when I thought there was no hope for the main character, everything changed! It was a plot twist that I was not expecting!

Have you listened to any of Paul Rhys’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes I have. Paul Rhys is one of the most underrated actors. Having enjoyed a great deal of his film and television work, I was thrilled to discover that he also had a few voice overs in his resume.I mainly downloaded this book just to hear his quivering Welsh lilt, but the depth of his narration was quite gratifying.He truly "became" each character!

If you could rename Perfect, what would you call it?

'Perfect' is the Perfect title for this book, on many levels.

Any additional comments?

My only disappointment was that this appears to be the only novel that Paul Rhys has voiced! Though his radio plays are fun too.

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